|Date Posted||July 07, 2021|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires, Trade Publications|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
TRANSPORT TOPICS, the award-winning news leader for the trucking industry, is seeking a multi-faceted team player to serve as its next Features Coordinator. In this role, you will contribute to production of four annual lists that rank the largest companies in transportation, and will also provide support for production of TT’s podcasts, technology and equipment supplements, special publications, and digital news presence.
For the annual lists, the Features Coordinator will collect and compile financial and operating data on trucking fleets, logistics companies and global freight carriers that will be used for production of the four Transport Topics annual lists. These high-profile publications are closely watched by industry professionals, and your work in researching and compiling data, building industry contacts, and writing content will be vital. This person should be skilled in searching online databases, creating and managing surveys, and cataloging large amounts of data. If you have an analytical mindset, enjoy working with data sets, and possess excellent company relations and communication skills, this could be the role for you!
The coordinator works closely with the Managing Editor/Features and Features Editor to ensure that all data collection and compilation is being completed, that data is being logged, and that information for the lists is ready on time for page design and layout. Setting and hitting deadlines throughout the process is crucial, and is a responsibility shared throughout the department, but the coordinator is on the front lines.
The coordinator also plays a vital support role in the planning and production of other Features department initiatives – in particular, the RoadSigns podcast. This could include assistance with booking and scheduling guests and assisting editors with long-term planning. In addition, the coordinator will be provided with an opportunity to help with the evolution of the two quarterly supplements focused on technology and equipment.
At other times of the year, or when the rankings work does not require 100% attention, this position provides key support to the Multiplatform department. In this capacity, the incumbent may assist with preparation, development and publishing of content across Transport Topics’ various platforms and channels. This could include TT’s website, social media, print publications, video and audio products, and email newsletters. This could include selecting wire stories that match our audience interests, editing and writing headlines that adhere to our standards, and enhancing the stories with photos, video, embeds and other techniques. This individual may also produce video content for event coverage or special projects.
This person may also help coordinate special projects, such as coverage of truck driving competitions and year-in-review packages. This person may also write daily two-minute scripts for an audio daily briefing, and may be asked to rewrite press releases or report occasional stories, including the potential for travel assignments.
The winning candidate will possess the following qualifications:
The candidate reports to the Managing Editor/Features and works closely with the Features Editor. The regular work schedule is based on weekday hours, but as much as 10 percent of the role may include travel to industry events.